ERIC Number: EJ913551
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 12
Recruiting and Mentoring Minority Faculty Members
Vega, William; Yglesias, Kenneth; Murray, John P.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n152 p49-55 Win 2010
For the foreseeable future, community colleges must seriously address hiring, retaining, and facilitating upward mobility for faculty members. Moreover, they should recruit a faculty corps that is more reflective of both the students they serve and the demographics of their college service area. It is critical for community colleges to employ and retain a diverse faculty. A formal mentoring project for minority faculty must be accountable and backed up with reliable data to have a systemic and sustainable effect over time. Successful mentoring for minority faculty and administrators must be credible, reliable, systemic and structured, highly regarded, focused on outcomes, and associated with a credible organization or institution. Successful mentoring programs must evidence positive thinking among all participants, a strong cohort of mentees and mentors, tracking and data collection to document success and failures, objectives documenting clinical or internship experiences, and long-term analysis on the careers of mentees.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection, Mentors, Administrators, Data Collection, Internship Programs, Career Development, Teaching Experience, Teacher Qualifications
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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